Everything you should know before
      Traveling to SOUTH KOREA

9 June 2022
Capital: Seoul
Currency: Korean Republic Won
Official Language: Korean
Dial Code: +82
Emergency Number: 112, 119
GDP: 5.24 trillion USD (2020)
Population: 51.71 million (2019)
Time Zone: UTC+9 Korean Standard Time
TheSassyBlogger Flag: The Flag has white contextual is a traditional color in Korean philosophy that represents purity and peace. Flag of South Korea has black color utilized for the 4 trigrams, each symbolizing a different asset. The yin-yang in the central is half red and half blue, with blue representing negative cosmic forces, while red signifies positive cosmic forces.

SOUTH KOREA is Known for:

1. K-pop
Korean Popular music, or Kpop, has been flooding Korean ears for decades now, but it’s only hit the mainstream in the last couple of years. The super-coordinated dancing, futuristic fashion, and polished looks have fans the world over-obsessed with their favorite band.
2. K-Drama
The K-Dramas have become popular throughout world, thanks to streaming services like Netflix they’re now hitting the global mainstream. The appealling part of K-Dramas is that they’re specifically short-term, allowing actors to be involved in a variety of projects too.
3. Buddhist Temples
Korea’s Buddhist temples and ancient royal palaces have a style all their own. With a unique color scheme of red, teal, and blue, the sharp angles & gentle curves of these multi-tiered temples are unmistakable.

Best Food that you should taste once:
1. Kimchi
Kimchi, a staple food in Korean cuisine, is a traditional side dish of salted and fermented vegetables, such as napa cabbage and Korean radish, made with a widely varying selection of seasonings, including gochugaru, spring onions, garlic, ginger, and jeotgal, etc.
2. Bibinbap
Bibimbap, sometimes romanized as bi bim bap or bi bim bop, is a Korean rice dish. Bibimbap is served as a bowl of warm white rice topped with namul or kimchi and gochujang, soy sauce, or doenjang. A raw or fried egg and sliced meat are common additions.
3. Bulgogi
Bulgogi, literally "fire meat", is a gui made of thin, marinated slices of beef or pork grilled on a barbecue or on a stove-top griddle. It is also often stir-fried in a pan in home cooking

Best Places to visit:
1. Seoul
Seoul is the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea. Seoul has hosted the 1986 Asian Games, 1988 Summer Olympics, 2002 FIFA World Cup (with Japan), and the 2010 G-20 Seoul summit. In 2010 Seoul was designated the World Design Capital for the year.
2. Daegu
Daegu is one of the hottest cities in Korea. This type of climate is made by many mountains that go around the city like a wall. Daegu was the known for apples in Korea before 1990. This city is noted for its apple plantations and fruits which are said to be the sweetest in the whole of Korea.
3. Incheon
Incheon is home to the only official Chinatown in Korea. The village had its official opening in 1884, after Korea’s treaty with China and the opening of the Incheon Port. Incheon is home to the country’s only official Chinatown, and the neighboring Liberty Park and its statue of General MacArthur memorialize the history of Korea-U.S. relations.
4. Suwon
Suwon is the only city in South Korea that has retained its historic city walls and is the global research and development hub for the multinational conglomerate, Samsung. Suwon has existed in various forms throughout Korea's history, growing from a small settlement to become a major industrial and cultural center.
5. Gyeongju
Gyeongju, where the whole city is known as a museum, is a World Historical Heritage designated by UNESCO and a favorite place for Koreans. Gyeongju is referred to as “the museum without walls” because everywhere you turn you can find another site with historical relevance to see.

Best Season to visit
July- The heat and rain can be a deal-breaker for many, but for those not fussed by weather, July can be a very fun time to visit South Korea.

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